Produced by TIMS&B Productions, the period drama Bitter Lands is a lead highlight for Inter Medya at MIPCOM.
The love story is “rapidly becoming a local and international hit,” says Can Okan, founder and CEO. It follows a romance that begins in Istanbul during the 1970s and continues in Çukurova in southern Turkey through the trials of evil, ambition and tyranny.
Tainted Love, another production from TIMS&B, is a Turkish drama about life’s challenges, family secrets, love and self-sacrifice. “The series shows the audience how cruel life can sometimes be and asks the question, which one is greater, love or pride?” Okan explains.
Inter Medya recently acquired the rights for the novel Behzat Ç. and produced nine new episodes for the Turkish SVOD platform BluTV.
From the company’s format slate, there’s The Perfect Couple, in which men and women are competing for keys to the only house on an island. The company’s format slate also features the sports-based reality competition Exathlon and the game show The Box Challenge.
“Inter Medya has already established itself as one of the leading distributors of Turkish series and films in the world, but as the visibility of the company and its various format-promotion strategies increases, buyers have started to come to us for their format needs as well,” says Okan. “In the coming year, we will continue to invest in our format business and expand our production and sales network, as we believe that formats will become more important for our company’s future.”